By Charlie Wilmoth
Dry Land follows Pittsburgh Pirates lovers as they navigate the longest streak of wasting seasons within the historical past of significant American professional activities. The Bucs' 20-year go with the flow increases provocative questions on why we root for activities groups within the first position. Why may fanatics make investments emotionally in a staff with so little to provide? And why do enthusiasts who brazenly describe themselves as "masochistic" and "delusional" stick around?
Charlie Wilmoth chronicles the wasting streak and explains how the Bucs eventually equipped a staff powerful sufficient to problem it. in the meantime, he profiles lovers of their young people and twenties who've by no means obvious the Pirates win, and older ones anticipating the team's first successful season in a iteration. Stir-crazy after 20 years at sea, enthusiasts of every age seethe on the Pirates' possession and at one another, all whereas conserving out wish that subsequent 12 months could by some means be diversified. Their loyalty is both inspiring or insane. And after 20 years of uneven water, their success is ultimately approximately to change.
"The Pittsburgh Pirates' transformation from record-setting losers to perennial contenders can be this century's top baseball tale, and Charlie Wilmoth is the easiest individual to inform it." - Rob Neyer, FOX Sports
"Pirates enthusiasts are like no others. After years of sharing his designated insights at Bucs Dugout, Charlie Wilmoth deftly captures the wildly various feelings of Pirates fanatics during this first-class book." - Rob King, ROOT Sports
"With a feeling of humor and standpoint that may advance purely via firsthand adventure, Charlie Wilmoth chronicles a crew and fan base hitting all-time low, then emerging to the head in a redemptive 2013 season. Dry Land examines what motivates fanatics to stay dependable after a long time of wasting, and follows them as their skepticism washes away in the course of the Pirates' playoff run." - Tim Dierkes, MLB exchange Rumors
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